Xilam Animation


Kids round-up: 9 Story acquires Balinese studio; Lime launches kids division

Canadian entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired full service CGI animation studio PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa, collectively known as BASE. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high-end animation for global clients and has a staff of 270. 9 Story’s acquisition of […]

Superights hires sales chief after Favennec exit

French kids TV distributor Superights has hired Nathalie Pinguet to become deputy general manager following the exit of Morgan Favennec last month. The role effectively makes Pinguet head of sales and acquisitions at the Paris-based business. Pinguet is best known as deputy director of youth programming and deputy head of programming for TF1 Group’s kids […]

Favennec exits Superights for Xilam

Superights deputy managing director Morgann Favennec is joining rival French toon house Xilam Animation. She has been appointed executive VP of development and global sales at Paris-based Xilam, and will begin her role on July 3. Favennec had launched Superights in May 2013 after French prodco Superprod hired her from French commercial broadcaster M6 to […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: Paprika

“Paprika is our first ever preschool show and it features a unique relationship between the two main characters,” says Xilam founder Marc du Pontavice about the French producer and distributor’s new show. The pair are twin brothers, one of whom is handicapped. “The series shows that you can live well despite physical disadvantages,” he adds. […]

News brief: Imira launches Xilam toons

Spain’s Imira Entertainment has acquired rights to a combined 250 hours of animated programming from French toon studio Xilam Animation. Debuting at NATPE in Miami today are 26x30mins A Kind of Magic, 52x13mins Bali, 270x7mins Oggy & the Cockroaches (pictured) and 195x7mins The Daltons. Imira has Latin American and US Hispanic free TV and VOD rights […]

AB, Arte and Xilam pick up French distribution gongs

French distributors’ trade body TVFI has awarded AB International Distribution, Arte France and Xilam Animation top honours in its annual awards. AB beat TF1 International and EuropaCorp to win the drama category for Desperate Parents, the comedy series from French prodco Elephant Story and which has sold as a finished show and a format. In […]

News brief: The Daltons is a YEP! for German channel

German kids channel Yep has acquired Xilam Animation’s toon series The Daltons. Based on the Morris and Goscinny comic books, the 78x7mins action comedy series follows a bunch of madcap outlaws. ‘The Daltons are witty and very entertaining. The series will superbly fit the current spectrum of programming available and will add a nice and […]

Cartoon Forum 2014: pre-market guide, part one

Every year, brave indie producers stand before the great and the good of European animation commissioning to pitch their latest wares at the Cartoon Forum. Ahead of the event in September, Jesse Whittock looks at the projects heading for Toulouse, starting with toon powerhouses France and the UK. This year’s Cartoon Forum selection proves that […]

Rovio hits 1bn views, preps next Angry Birds

Finland’s Rovio Entertainment’s ToonsTV channel has passed one billion views just seven months after launch. Concurrently, Rovio is lining up a second season of its Angry Birds Toons original series, a new one featuring the Bad Piggies and a series based around the pink Angry Bird, Stella. All three will go on ToonsTV, which is […]